St John Ambulance release Resuscitation app for iPhone, iPod touch

Xavier Verhoeven
16 March, 2010
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An Aussie resuscitation app was released today in a bid to reduce the number of deaths by Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), which kills about 20,000 Australians every year. 

St John Ambulance Australia released Resuscitate – which follows the success of the free MediProfiles app in February – to make browsing its DRABCD Action Plan easier and more interactive than ever before and provide information on best practice in SCA emergencies.

  

The DRABCD Action Plan is used by first responders around the world as primary assessment for every casualty. The steps of the plan are: check for Danger, check for Response, check Airway, check for Breathing, give CPR, and apply a Defibrillator.

Along with detailed DRABCD instructions, iPhone and iPod users will learn the importance of early intervention following cardiac arrest and build confidence in the use of defibrillators.

Unfortunately, survival of cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is low. Every minute defibrillation is delayed reduces the likelihood of survival.

Resuscitate aims to make it easier to help someone following SCA, allowing users to quickly find their nearest public access defibrillators, made available by St John Ambulance in public locations such as airports, train stations and shopping centres.

The app also demonstrates how to use defibrillators and allows users to add their workplace defibrillators to the map.

MediProfiles gives you peace of mind by letting you keep all your emergency medical details close to hand. You can also store information for friends, family and co-workers, and share your profile with others.

Adding these two apps to your iPhone or iPod touch will have you covered in emergencies and may save your life of the life of a loved one.

Both apps are available now from the iTunes App Store.
Resuscitate is $2.49.
MediProfiles is free.

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